1. chaddix77's Avatar
    Anybody figure this out... I can't access any of the data on my memory card now very frustrating it worked fine for a week after I got this phone and I've been stuck with this notification for the last 7 days unable to use the card. (Encrypting SD card)
    none of my files appear even when I plug into computer... Oddly enough it still has the option encrypt/decrypt sd card and when I start the phone it ask for sd card and password... When I go to the storeage settings the SD card just says "ready"
    I restarted my phone a bunch of times and like that it started reading my memory card again.... It worked fine for 2 days... Eventually I had to restart my phone and what do you know I'm all the way back at sqare one no memory card accsess.

    Ughhhh so frustrating ruining my experience with this phone... Wish I had just never encrypted in the first place. I can't find any other information on the Web about this problem either.

    Any tricks to getting the phone to read my SD card?

    My phone "reads" the card I have to enter the memory card password upon booting up the phone. I get the encrypting SD card notification aswell.... Under the storeage menu the SD card is just listed as "Ready" I cannot access any of the files (they don't even show up) just odd that my phone knows the card is there but does not actually read it?
    03-27-2016 01:43 PM
  2. chaddix77's Avatar
    This is what I get.

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    03-27-2016 02:00 PM
  3. chaddix77's Avatar
    Really nobody knows?

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    03-28-2016 10:27 AM
  4. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Maybe try a different card. If it's not working on the phone or a computer, you might need a new card.
    03-28-2016 10:33 AM
  5. ignaro's Avatar
    I have the exact same thing with my Galaxy S7 Edge.

    Went to China, took a bunch of pictures. On the plane ride home, I set a password, did the fingerprint thing and encrypted my SD card. Later, I wanted to use the card in a reader to download pictures so I had to decrypt it. Once I told it to do that, all my China pictures are missing!

    Just like you, I have SD Card Ready and I have the options to encrypt or decrypt but nothing else sees the card.
    03-28-2016 08:37 PM
  6. Pgsus1013's Avatar
    I get EXACTLY THE SAME THING. I was all ready to re-format my 200GB SD Card, and when I inserted it into my computer using the adapter, I realized the files are all there (though after encrypting it, my Mac can't actually read the files, but the multi-megabyte file sizes tell me that the data are there). What to do?
    04-03-2016 05:32 PM
  7. mp3subscriber's Avatar
    I bought an Galaxy J7 Metal (Android 6.0.1, pt_BR) recently and after proceeding with SDCard encryption my phone started to ask "Encode" or "Decode" SDcard (Kingston 16GB) every time I have to restart it, just after inserting security pattern. Already tried format card (Windows PC) but the problem remains exactly the same. Configuration > Storage says "Ready" but card is inaccessible (file system) to Android. Found no way to reformat it thru Android interface. Any help kindly appreciated.
    08-23-2016 03:12 PM
  8. prajyoth's Avatar
    Alright, what I did to fix the issue (YAY) was to:
    - turn my lock screen security to none, keeping fingerprint data.
    - I then went and started encrypting the sd card again. It failed as usual and I restarted the phone and when it came up it stated the SD Card was successfully encrypted.
    - Went to my gallery and all my photos are showing.

    I am now completing a backup to google photos and then going to try and decrypt to hopefully keep this from happening in the future!
    10-12-2016 09:55 AM
  9. alien sporez's Avatar
    Alright, what I did to fix the issue (YAY) was to:
    - turn my lock screen security to none, keeping fingerprint data.
    - I then went and started encrypting the sd card again. It failed as usual and I restarted the phone and when it came up it stated the SD Card was successfully encrypted.
    - Went to my gallery and all my photos are showing.

    I am now completing a backup to google photos and then going to try and decrypt to hopefully keep this from happening in the future!
    I saw this on another forum too and it absolutely worked for me too!!!
    10-13-2016 01:29 PM
  10. TheBroMason's Avatar
    Alright, what I did to fix the issue (YAY) was to:
    - turn my lock screen security to none, keeping fingerprint data.
    - I then went and started encrypting the sd card again. It failed as usual and I restarted the phone and when it came up it stated the SD Card was successfully encrypted.
    - Went to my gallery and all my photos are showing.

    I am now completing a backup to google photos and then going to try and decrypt to hopefully keep this from happening in the future!
    I created an account just to login in and say thank you, this worked perfectly and saved me 50GB of data that otherwise would have been lost. Searched everywhere for a solution.
    11-02-2016 04:12 AM
  11. Alixandra Cheryl Ann Marland-Hannabuss's Avatar
    I created an account just to login in and say thank you, this worked perfectly and saved me 50GB of data that otherwise would have been lost. Searched everywhere for a solution.
    I too did this and it worked first time, brilliant. Hope others can see this solution

    I too created an account just to say a massive thank you. After reading all the above, I was thinking oh God not a new phone. This was the first one I tried and it worked fantastic. Thank you so much
    11-26-2016 06:11 AM
  12. Marcelo Bernardes Vieira's Avatar
    It worked for me too! Great job! Many thanks

    PS.: how people discover this kind of thing?
    02-10-2017 09:56 AM
  13. Lisa S658's Avatar
    This is what I get.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I was having sd card problems with my j7 until I turned screen lock off and encrypted the card. I was having to reformat everytime i turned off phone. Apps would disappear. So far so good.
    08-09-2017 03:49 PM

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